Have you ever jumped out of bed, and almost immediately your mind starts running, trying to race over here, trying to run over there? The coffee starts working a little too quickly? ?
The first part of my day is something the Lord has led me to set apart for Him. This time we spend together is for a purpose –because He loves me, because He wants to spend time with me, and because I love Him, and because He’s teaching me, transforming me…
And then what comes from that place, the set apart time with Him, grows from out of that place. The secret place. ?☀️
You know, it’s something I love and cherish so much… I look forward to this time every day.
…But I constantly have to guard my mind because if I’m not careful, I’ll get pulled into a direction or into a bunny trail of thinking about things I need to do that day, or I’ll open up my laptop too soon and get pulled into social media… or even what happened the other week.
When everything begins to swirl out of control in my head, when all of my, “Should I’s?” or “Could I’s?” or “What if’s?” or “Am I’s?” begin to run back and forth and all around in my head, starting that cycle, Holy Spirit begins to show me what I’m doing, and He brings me back to this…”Let’s start again…”
And it’s really so beautiful and so simple…
“Thank You, Father. ?
Bring me to Your heart. ??
Point me in the direction I should go today.
I’m ready. I’m watching. I’m listening.
I trust You.”
He’s so good to give us reminders, to bring us back to the truth, to bring us back to the Father’s heart.
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” – John 16:13